Poverty and Abortion: A Vicious Cycle
In a 2005 study, 73% of women undergoing an abortion said not being
able to afford a baby now was a reason for the abortion. That number
rose to 81% for women below the federal poverty line.1 And
while the abortion rate for American women declined by 8% between 2000
and 2008, among poor American women it increased by 18%.